It’s not unusual for someone to spend 50 years doing what they love. Here’s a look at some of the people who began making their mark in the Sixties, and are still doing the work that made them famous.

Paul and Ringo

Beatlemania lost steam after the Sixties, but the members of the band kept going strong. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are the two surviving members of The Beatles, and they’re still playing music. Ringo tours with his All Starr Band, and Paul released “Flowers in the Dirt” earlier this year, playing concerts around the world to support the album.

Gloria Steinem

Steinem began her work as a women’s rights activist in the late 1960s as a writer. She’s still front and center in the battle for equality, most recently delivering a keynote speech at the Women’s March on Washington in January.

Buzz Aldrin

Part of the Apollo 11 crew — the first to make a lunar landing in 1969 — Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon, after Neil Armstrong. Aldrin has written multiple books and received numerous awards over the years, and continues to make occasional appearances on television and at Comic Cons. The 87-year-old became the oldest man to fly with the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds in April.

Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret became a star in the 1960s in movies like “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Viva Las Vegas” and “The Cincinnati Kid.” She’s continued to perform on stage and on the big screen in every decade since, including most recently in “Going In Style.”

Aretha Franklin

In 1967 she was dubbed “The Queen of Soul,” and though she announced that she would be retiring from touring after this year, Franklin is still performing in 2017 at the age of 75. She also doesn’t plan to stop recording music ... meaning she’ll continue to earn plenty of “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”

Stevie Wonder

Little Stevie Wonder is no longer little, but he’s still putting out music. Wonder was 10 years old in 1960, and throughout the Sixties he was a touring musician, finding great success in the succeeding decades. Now 67, he is still making music, including most recently a collaboration with none other than Aretha Franklin.

Cher

She rose to prominence as part of Sonny and Cher in the mid-Sixties with “I Got You Babe,” and is still at it as a solo act more than 50 years later. In between Cher had success on television as well as in the movies — winning an Oscar for “Moonstruck” — and of course as a Grammy-award winning singer.

Bob Dylan

More than 50 years before he won a Nobel Prize, Dylan was making a name for himself as one of the most influential singer-songwriters in the world. His music tackled the social issues of the time and, despite a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1966, Dylan has remained an influence until today. He accepted his Nobel in literature in April.

Mick and Keith

In the 1960s, led by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones were a rock ‘n’ roll band touring the world. Some of the band members have changed over the years, but in 2017, still led by Mick and Keith, the Rolling Stones are a rock ‘n’ roll band touring the world. Their latest album, “Blue & Lonesome,” released in December, peaked at No. 1 on the UK charts and No. 4 in the U.S., and has been certified platinum in England, Germany and France.